Morior Invictus organization banned from ESEA after stream exclusivity controversy

The organization which formerly housed a Premier team has been banned from the ESEA network as a result of threats directed towards individuals streaming their matches.

Brett "few" Sheffield, the Product Manager  of ESEA, announced the ban on Twitter:

The situation began to unfold when player/coach/streamer Roy "StrongLegs" Ahad tweeted that an organization had threatened him to not stream their MDL matches. He did not mention the organization by name, but others quickly came forward and identified Morior Invictus as the culprit. At least three other streamers (Mitch "MagicHelmet" Langford, Matt "Insomniuhh" Cota, and Chase "Charybdis" ​Waiyanet) came  forward to allege they had received similar actions.

When reached for comment by Dust2.us, StrongLegs confirmed that Justin "PZLA" Hutto, owner of Morior Invictus, had reached out to him on at least two occasions to ask Ahad not to stream his team's matches, due to paying casting service CSGM to stream them. Hutto claimed he had sent a cease and desist letter to Swedish streaming service Znipe, and intimated that he was buying exclusive rights from ESEA. After the ban, Hutto issued a (now deleted) apology from the Morior Invictus Twitter account.

The situation became further inflamed when "Izan", the owner of CSGM, became involved, at one point telling Sheffield he was "out of the loop" of his companies operations. Izan's personal Twitter account has since been deleted, and he issued an apology from the CSGM account.

Regrettably, as an end result to all of this, the players of Morior Invictus' ESEA MDL team are now left without an organization. Their roster is as follows:

  • Alex "lanhero" Suarez
  • United States Danny "huyhn" Huynh
  • United States Gabe "Spongey" Greiner
  • United States Danny "tropiiical" Elshani
  • United States Michael "orbit" Faulkner

Anyone interested in sponsoring the team, who currently are 6-6, can contact team captain Suarez at [email protected].

#1(With 1 replies)
November 4, 2017 09:13AM
n0bodyez
I don't understand why they wouldn't want people streaming their matches in the first place. More publicity for them, as some people are fans of StrongLegs and would watch his stream of the match, thus making more people see Morior Invictus
#3(With 0 replies)
November 4, 2017 09:53AM
Joe
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I assume it's a mix of missing out on ad revenue on Twitch and missing out on the potential followers. However, doesn't help that the organization itself likes to shoot themselves in the foot constantly by pulling shady things like this. They also tried to charge-back their entry fee to Fragadelphia over the summer.
#2(With 0 replies)
November 4, 2017 09:47AM
Tier5CSisMYcity
#NewsPorn
#4(With 0 replies)
November 4, 2017 03:06PM
blixton
I feel bad for the players because they have nothing to do with the orgs actions, if they were getting salaried then that sucks.
#5(With 2 replies)
November 4, 2017 04:30PM
DreamboatCasts
Really sucks to have been a caster for CSGM and find out they pull this shit.

*I should note a now FORMER caster for CSGM, dont want to be involved after this.
#6(With 1 replies)
November 4, 2017 04:51PM
Joe
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Were you one of the casters in the "Fuck Obi-wan" clip?
#7(With 0 replies)
November 4, 2017 05:06PM
DreamboatCasts
No, I would never tolerate someone saying fuck our lord and savior.

I was the one from this youtube.com/watch?v=T3qjxO5Z0c4&index=11&list=PLPI..
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